Lone Star College-Montgomery offers ESOL courses for non-native speakers who are interested in improving their English. Coursework focuses on the key elements of language acquisition—reading, writing, grammar, and oral communication. This intensive English program is a cost-effective way for students to improve their language skills for academic and personal purposes.
Our ESOL program offers four levels of English training to bring learners up to proficient levels in speaking, reading, writing, and grammar. Beginning integrated skills classes and advanced skills class are also available for students who need additional assistance.
The program is dedicated to immersion learning. An interactive and engaging learning environment is fostered both inside the classroom and outside. In addition to highly qualified instructors, small class sizes, and technology-enabled classrooms, student learning is supported by campus resources and activities. These include free drop-in conversation groups, pronunciation practice, a language lab, one-on-one tutoring, and library resources.
ESOL classes are scheduled in the mornings and early afternoons, with some evening classes. The program follows a 16-week semester schedule. The fall semester begins in August and the spring semester begins in January. The summer program runs two 6-week sessions, one in June-July and one in July-August.
ESOL students may be enrolled as credit or non-credit (continuing education) students, and an ESOL Advisorcan assist with this process. Before enrolling in classes, students are required to take a placement test, the ESOL Accuplacer. On completion of the test students meet with the ESOL Advisor to determine the appropriate classes for their level.
The ESOL program is available to international students on F-1 visas; LSC-Montgomery is authorized to issue the I-20 for students who need to obtain an F-1 visa.
Set on the campus of LSC-Montgomery, the program offers students access to the resources of one of the largest community college districts in the state of Texas.
Our setting provides students with a unique opportunity to continue their academic careers. On successful completion of the program, students are able to take undergraduate classes at LSC-Montgomery; some courses can be taken concurrently with ESOL classes.
The University Center, set on the south side of the campus, offers undergraduate and graduate degrees from six area universities.